Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FXUS64 KLCH 110532
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1132 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017

.AVIATION...
CI drifting acrs the region this evening as winds will remain
light... no obstructions to vsby. VFR flight conditions through
the next 24 hrs.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 555 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017/

AVIATION...
Clr skies and light... VFR through the evening into the overnight
hours.

PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 218 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017/

SYNOPSIS...
Pleasant weather day across the forecast area with plenty of
sunshine and temperatures around 60F to the lower 60s with low
humidity, as influence of a surface ridge along the Gulf coast and
dry northwest flow aloft.

Rua

DISCUSSION...
A relatively benign and a bit cooler than seasonal normal
conditions look to be in store for the week ahead as upper level
trough remains east of the Mississippi and and an upper level
ridge over the west.

This pattern will allow for a couple of reinforcing cold fronts to
move across. The first will be on late Monday night into early
Tuesday morning, then another on Thursday night. The Gulf does not
"open-up" before the fronts arrive, therefore meager moisture
return means frontal passages should be dry.

A bit of a shift in the weather pattern by next weekend, with more
of a southwest flow to develop aloft could bring enough moisture
to cause a few showers ahead of a short wave on next Saturday
night into Sunday.

Rua

MARINE...
Winds will become more westerly to southwesterly on Monday as
surface high moves off to the east, and the next cold front
approaches the region. This cold front will move across the
coastal waters late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. A
period of strong offshore flow will develop behind the front
during Monday night into Tuesday, with the possibility of small
craft advisory or small craft exercise caution conditions.

Rua

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  35  69  41  58 /   0   0   0   0
LCH  39  69  44  60 /   0   0   0   0
LFT  38  67  44  59 /   0   0   0   0
BPT  40  70  45  62 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...None.
TX...None.
GM...None.
&&

$$


AVIATION...19



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